Fire crews from local departments battled a large shed fire on Monday, west of the Interstate 35/Hwy. 19 interchange, approximately 8 miles west of Northfield.

The fire, reported at approximately 1:30 p.m., was in an unattached shed at 2125 Lonsdale Blvd. W, Northfield. As of about 2:30 p.m., fire crews from Northfield and Faribault and other first responders were on scene.

Lonsdale, Northfield, Faribault and Elko New Market fire departments, Northfield ambulance and Rice County Sheriff's Office assisted on scene, and crews left the premises by 7:30 p.m. No damage was reported to any other building on the site. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

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